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A&E Orders Reality Series with Mark, Donnie Wahlberg

Centers Around Acting Brothers Boston Return to Open a Restaurant 11/12/2013 11:52 AM Eastern

 

A&E is getting into the restaurant business with actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg.

The network on Tuesday ordered a reality series that will see the two brothers return to their Dorchester roots in Boston to open a restaurant with their brother Paul. The name of the series Wahlburgers, is also the name of the restaurant. The series will star the Wahlbergs' mother Alma, and members of Mark and Donnie's original "entourage," including the real Johnny "Drama" Alves and Henry "Nacho" Laun.

It premieres January 22 at 10:30 p.m.

"We're thrilled to partner with the entire Wahlberg family as they graciously lift the curtain to share this new side of their story," said David McKillop, executive vicw president and general manager of A&E Network. "This series offers viewers a new take on the celebrity reality series showcasing one of America's favorite families."

Wahlburgers is produced for A&E Networks by 44 Blue Productions, in association with Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment and Donnie D Productions. Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Donnie Wahlberg are eecutive producers.